Tag: water

Sep 19, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Tallest Waterfall in the World

Picture of the Day: The Tallest Waterfall in the World

THE TALLEST WATERFALL IN THE WORLD Photograph by Adam Klukowski (ENT108) | klucznik.net Seen here from below is Angel Falls (Salto Ángel or Kerepakupai Vená) in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648…

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Sep 11, 2013

Lake Michigan’s Famous Frozen Pier and Lighthouse

Lake Michigan’s Famous Frozen Pier and Lighthouse

Photograph by TOM GILL Blog | Flickr | Google+ Located on Lake Michigan is the St. Joseph North Pier (google maps), which features two lighthouses (‘Outer’ and ‘Inner’) that were both built over a century ago. When the wind picks up during Michigan’s frosty winter months, large waves crash upon the pier and lighthouses,…

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Sep 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: Mist-Tanbul

Picture of the Day: Mist-Tanbul

MIST-TANBUL Photograph by Jürgen Horn and Michael Powell | for91days.com In this beautiful capture by Jürgen Horn and Michael Powell @ for91days.com, we see mist on the Golden Horn of Istanbul. The Golden Horn is an inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul and forming the natural harbor that has…

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Sep 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Frozen Dew Drops

Picture of the Day: Frozen Dew Drops

FROZEN DEW DROPS Photograph by Alistair Campbell (Alliec on deviantART) In this stunning macro photograph by Alistair Campbell, we see frozen dew drops in the morning. Campbell mentions that this is a composite of several shots to increase the depth of focus. The frozen droplets were captured in the photographer’s own garden.…

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Aug 27, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Power of the Ocean

Picture of the Day: The Power of the Ocean

THE POWER OF THE OCEAN Photograph by NATHAN GIBBS Flickr | Twitter | Blog Seen here is a menacing looking wave off the coast of Todos Santos Island in Ensenada, Mexico. The wave was one of many big waves spotted at the Todos Santos Big Wave Event on February 28, 2010. The…

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Aug 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Waterspouts Over the Adriatic

Picture of the Day: Waterspouts Over the Adriatic

WATERSPOUTS OVER THE ADRIATIC Photograph by ROBERTO GIUDICI (via epod.usra.edu) In this phenomenal capture by Roberto Giudici, we see four waterspouts over the Adriatic Sea. The photograph was recently featured as the Earth Science Picture of the Day. Giudici observed the waterspouts while on a boat trip to Brindisi, Italy. Roberto got…

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Jul 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Ocean Tornado

Picture of the Day: The Ocean Tornado

THE OCEAN TORNADO Photograph by Joey Mole In this amazing capture by Joey Mole, we see a waterspout near Tampa Bay, Florida. According to NASA, the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active area in the world for waterspouts. A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex that…

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